The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 426 411
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 521 702 757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.67% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.76% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 412 509 646
Median salary £42,500 £42,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76216 92627 93645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.14% 88.57% 86.99%
Number of salaries quoted 62695 76706 75786
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing System Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing.

Salary trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 490 £42,500 - 66
London -14 166 £55,000 +22.22% 18
South East +17 121 £37,500 -11.76% 14
South West +26 51 £42,000 +3.06% 5
City of London +35 42 £75,000 +75.43% 5
East of England +21 40 £40,000 -11.11%
North West -10 37 £28,750 -11.53% 13
Berkshire +39 28 £36,500 -18.88% 1
West Midlands +4 28 £40,000 -8.57% 6
Surrey +23 27 £52,500 +50.00% 3
Yorkshire +22 25 £35,000 +14.75% 2
Somerset +20 25 £42,500 +34.92%
Manchester -24 23 £26,750 -13.70% 9
West Yorkshire +10 20 £35,000 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire +6 20 £29,000 -46.04%
Kent +14 19 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Hampshire +7 18 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Leeds +18 17 £27,500 -1.78%
Oxford +14 17 £29,000 -49.56%
Hertfordshire +12 15 £35,000 -12.50%
Taunton - 14 £37,500 -
Reigate +44 13 £52,500 +25.00% 1
North East +17 11 £35,375 - 3
Reading +36 10 £36,500 -14.11% 1
Birmingham +7 10 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Wales 0 10 £31,250 +38.88%
Slough +34 9 £37,500 +7.14%
Wiltshire +25 9 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Cheshire +12 9 £40,000 +15.94% 2
Essex +12 9 £40,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for System Testing.

1 454 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (38.90%) SQL
3 301 (27.49%) Finance
4 292 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 277 (25.30%) SQL Server
6 249 (22.74%) Microsoft
7 241 (22.01%) .NET
8 220 (20.09%) QA
9 214 (19.54%) C#
10 200 (18.26%) Unit Testing
11 191 (17.44%) Automated Testing
12 190 (17.35%) Regression Testing
13 176 (16.07%) Java
13 176 (16.07%) ISTQB
14 165 (15.07%) ISEB
15 153 (13.97%) SDLC
16 144 (13.15%) Degree
17 143 (13.06%) Oracle
18 137 (12.51%) MS Excel
19 135 (12.33%) MVC
19 135 (12.33%) Test Strategy
20 132 (12.05%) Windows
21 128 (11.69%) JavaScript
21 128 (11.69%) Scrum
21 128 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
22 127 (11.60%) Test Scripting
23 126 (11.51%) Team Foundation Server
24 124 (11.32%) ASP.NET
24 124 (11.32%) Project Management
25 123 (11.23%) Selenium

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 25 (2.28%) IIS
4 18 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.46%) Confluence
5 16 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.46%) Apache
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.27%) CMS
12 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.18%) GemFire
12 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.18%) SAS
12 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 137 (12.51%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.38%) MS Office
3 28 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.55%) SAP CO
2 17 (1.55%) SAP FI
2 17 (1.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 14 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.19%) Oracle HRMS
5 7 (0.64%) Oracle Payroll
6 6 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 5 (0.46%) Infor SunSystems
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.37%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.37%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.27%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.27%) SAP Retail
9 3 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.01%) SaaS
3 30 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (0.91%) CloudFront
7 7 (0.64%) GitHub
7 7 (0.64%) Lucidchart
8 6 (0.55%) PaaS
9 3 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.27%) Taleo
10 1 (0.091%) Office 365
10 1 (0.091%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.01%) FTP
2 15 (1.37%) Internet
3 14 (1.28%) Firewall
3 14 (1.28%) HTTP
4 13 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.73%) VPN
6 7 (0.64%) DHCP
6 7 (0.64%) DNS
7 4 (0.37%) ATM
7 4 (0.37%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.27%) 4G
8 3 (0.27%) VoIP
9 2 (0.18%) 3G
9 2 (0.18%) VXLAN
10 1 (0.091%) GPRS
10 1 (0.091%) GSM
10 1 (0.091%) Network Security
10 1 (0.091%) SSH
10 1 (0.091%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (25.30%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (3.93%) Hadoop
4 42 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (3.47%) NoSQL
7 37 (3.38%) Relational Database
8 29 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.37%) MySQL
9 26 (2.37%) Oracle Database
10 24 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (1.83%) OLTP
12 19 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
14 17 (1.55%) DB2
14 17 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (1.46%) MS Access
15 16 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (1.28%) KDB
Development Applications
1 126 (11.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 123 (11.23%) Selenium
3 78 (7.12%) JIRA
4 59 (5.39%) WebDriver
5 58 (5.30%) Visual Studio
6 51 (4.66%) SoapUI
7 46 (4.20%) Jenkins
8 42 (3.84%) JUnit
9 40 (3.65%) Cucumber
9 40 (3.65%) Git (software)
10 27 (2.47%) Eclipse
11 23 (2.10%) NetBeans
12 20 (1.83%) HP UFT
13 17 (1.55%) FitNesse
14 16 (1.46%) Hudson
14 16 (1.46%) SpecFlow
15 12 (1.10%) JMeter
15 12 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
16 11 (1.00%) NUnit
16 11 (1.00%) Subversion
General
1 301 (27.49%) Finance
2 49 (4.47%) Retail
3 40 (3.65%) Banking
4 27 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.28%) Front Office
7 16 (1.46%) Marketing
8 15 (1.37%) German Language
9 12 (1.10%) Games
10 11 (1.00%) Back Office
10 11 (1.00%) General Ledger
11 10 (0.91%) Law
11 10 (0.91%) Publishing
12 9 (0.82%) Advertising
12 9 (0.82%) Legal
13 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.46%) Automotive
14 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 362 (33.06%) Analyst
2 290 (26.48%) Developer
3 176 (16.07%) Test Analyst
4 101 (9.22%) Business Analyst
5 80 (7.31%) Tester
6 78 (7.12%) .NET Developer
7 75 (6.85%) Senior Developer
8 73 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 64 (5.84%) C# Developer
10 61 (5.57%) Consultant
11 52 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
12 51 (4.66%) Test Manager
13 45 (4.11%) QA Engineer
14 44 (4.02%) Architect
14 44 (4.02%) Project Manager
14 44 (4.02%) Test Engineer
15 41 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
16 35 (3.20%) Lead Developer
17 34 (3.11%) QA Analyst
17 34 (3.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (22.01%) .NET
2 124 (11.32%) ASP.NET
3 114 (10.41%) HTML
4 112 (10.23%) CSS
5 109 (9.95%) Web Services
6 101 (9.22%) XML
7 80 (7.31%) SOAP
8 78 (7.12%) jQuery
9 59 (5.39%) REST
10 57 (5.21%) WPF
11 56 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 49 (4.47%) Spring
13 47 (4.29%) J2EE
14 46 (4.20%) AngularJS
15 42 (3.84%) JSON
16 41 (3.74%) .NET Framework
16 41 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 41 (3.74%) Gherkin
16 41 (3.74%) WCF
17 38 (3.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 119 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 42 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
4 40 (3.65%) Client/Server
5 34 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.28%) N-Tier
8 18 (1.64%) PMI
9 17 (1.55%) Fixed Income
10 16 (1.46%) AS400
11 15 (1.37%) iSeries
12 14 (1.28%) Equities
12 14 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (1.28%) User Experience
13 13 (1.19%) Derivative
13 13 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (1.00%) Life Science
15 10 (0.91%) W3C
16 9 (0.82%) Online Games
16 9 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (12.05%) Windows
2 72 (6.58%) Linux
3 59 (5.39%) Unix
4 44 (4.02%) Windows Server
5 38 (3.47%) Android
5 38 (3.47%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.64%) Solaris
8 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.37%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.27%) VMS
13 2 (0.18%) CentOS
14 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.091%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 200 (18.26%) Unit Testing
4 191 (17.44%) Automated Testing
5 190 (17.35%) Regression Testing
6 153 (13.97%) SDLC
7 135 (12.33%) MVC
7 135 (12.33%) Test Strategy
8 128 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
8 128 (11.69%) Scrum
9 127 (11.60%) Test Scripting
10 124 (11.32%) Project Management
11 115 (10.50%) Test Automation
12 104 (9.50%) Software Testing
13 102 (9.32%) Integration Testing
14 100 (9.13%) CRM
15 90 (8.22%) Functional Testing
16 87 (7.95%) TDD
17 86 (7.85%) Software Engineering
18 71 (6.48%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 426 (38.90%) SQL
2 214 (19.54%) C#
3 176 (16.07%) Java
4 128 (11.69%) JavaScript
5 91 (8.31%) T-SQL
6 59 (5.39%) PL/SQL
7 38 (3.47%) C++
7 38 (3.47%) PHP
8 36 (3.29%) VB.NET
9 34 (3.11%) Python
10 27 (2.47%) Shell Script
11 26 (2.37%) C
12 22 (2.01%) VBA
13 20 (1.83%) VBScript
14 19 (1.74%) Scala
14 19 (1.74%) VB
15 18 (1.64%) Haskell
16 15 (1.37%) Ruby
17 14 (1.28%) RPG
18 13 (1.19%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 176 (16.07%) ISTQB
2 165 (15.07%) ISEB
3 144 (13.15%) Degree
4 47 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 44 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (3.29%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.74%) PMI Certification
7 19 (1.74%) PMP
8 9 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (0.73%) CCNA
9 8 (0.73%) CCNP
9 8 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.73%) PhD
10 7 (0.64%) MCITP
10 7 (0.64%) MCSE
10 7 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.55%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.27%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.27%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (20.09%) QA
2 13 (1.19%) SLA
3 10 (0.91%) GAMP
3 10 (0.91%) GCP
4 6 (0.55%) MiFID
5 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.46%) EMIR
5 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.18%) FATCA
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.091%) COBIT
8 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (1.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 17 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.19%) Docker
6 3 (0.27%) Cronacle
7 2 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.091%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 29 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.10%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.27%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.091%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.091%) Puppet
4 1 (0.091%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 249 (22.74%) Microsoft
2 143 (13.06%) Oracle
3 45 (4.11%) SAP
4 32 (2.92%) HP
5 27 (2.47%) VMware
6 24 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.01%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.28%) Vertica
9 13 (1.19%) IFS
10 12 (1.10%) Informatica
10 12 (1.10%) Intel
11 11 (1.00%) Teradata
12 9 (0.82%) BT
13 8 (0.73%) Google
14 7 (0.64%) Cisco
14 7 (0.64%) Infor
14 7 (0.64%) Tableau
14 7 (0.64%) Thunderhead
15 6 (0.55%) Cognos
15 6 (0.55%) hybris
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Part Remote
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
HFG
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
TJ Peel
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum + Superb Package , incl Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits+package
Posted: 2 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Salary: Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Sanderson
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
euro car parts
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago